Points South Latin Kitchen

4.4
246 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
Top tags:
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
Hola and Bienvenidos al la Points South Latin Kitchen! We are proud to serve the finest quality dishes influenced by the flavors of Central and South American.
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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great flavors and textures, nice menu with plenty of options. The ambience and decor are pleasing. We were there for lunch during the week and not very crowded or noisy. Service was good - but couldn’t figure out their service plan - we seemed to have a server, a hostess who also served food and a totally different person who brought the bill. One person was really friendly and inviting - less impressed with the other two.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was good, but the kitchen was very slow. Eat there when you have plenty of time!

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R
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A wonderful restaurant with truly exceptional food options.

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s
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best birthday ever! The entire staff made my husband’s birthday super special. Everything was top botched from the food to the service! You cannot go wrong here! Delicious food and drinks! Very friendly staff! You would never know the entire restaurant is gluten free! This place is a must go!!!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have tried restaurants all over the world in my life. This dining experience was one of the absolute best. Great food, friendly staff. I live 180 miles south of this restaurant. We are making plans now to return just to eat here. It was so enjoyable we made reservations for the next night. The second night was even better. This place is special! Do not miss this place!

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good. Loved the shrimp ceviche but got the tuna as main course and it wasn’t very flavorful when in comparison to the ceviche

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LF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The experience was ok, but I had some issues. The place is brightly lit, and the ambiance feels like a chili’s, especially since the servers are wearing t-shirts, jeans and sneakers. This wouldn’t be a huge issue, but the menu isn’t cheap I mean you’re paying close to $40 for an entree, $15 for an appetizer. Far too casual for the price, and the food quality unfortunately does not make up for it. The proteins were very well made, my wife’s chicken and my pork shank were delicious. The sides were a mess. My pork shank is supposed to come with Mofongo, but instead it’s a pasty mess. Potatoes that came with the chicken just did not taste that good. I ordered pork belly chicharrón and that was way too limey. They really need to step it up.

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s
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is probably the best review I've ever given a restaurant. The drinks, apps, and mains were all excellent. We had a pork shank and shrimp mains, and for apps calamari, brussels sprouts, and crab. I forget which cocktails we ordered, but they were all good. And the service was great: personable waitstaff and quick kitchen. We'll be going back.

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KB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoy this restaurant and don't understand why it isn't more popular. The tapas are great, all food is well made and the servers are terrific.

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l
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a Wednesday evening. Service was excellent, and the selection and wonderful tastes of the appetizers we ordered was great. The food is delicious, but one in our party felt the steak portion was less than what he was used to, especially for the price. All in all, a delicious experience! BEST of all, TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE, THANK YOU!!

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KV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was so nice not to have to worry about gluten free and knowing we could have anything. flavors were blended perfectly.
some latin places go way too far
recommendations by the server were spot on for our first time there.
already told a co-worker about it and they don’t have to worry about gluten.

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DB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our FAVORITE go-to places whenever we are in Baltimore/Fell's Point!! Bryson and all his staff are SO accommodating to special requests, and give such attention-to-detail whether it is the plate being served or the server. A jewel in the crown of Fell's Point

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RM
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and the food as well as the service has always been good, however, this time it seems the portions have shrunk. I hope they bring back the whole fish again as it was one of the reasons we come here.

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OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came for a dinner and a brunch, simply fantastic and amazing food

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great spot! Beautiful decor, amazing food, and most of all, amazing, kind service!!

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OT
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best place to eat in Baltimore

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The service started out great, however it went downhill quickly. We had 4 people at our table. When the food came to the table only 3 plates were served. The other came 5 minutes later. The food tasted good and the presentation was great. The server brought a dessert menu and said that our desserts would only take 10 minutes; 30 minutes later once we got the waiters attention he went to check on our dessert. We asked for the check when we received our dessert and again had to put on our coats and get the hostess in order to pay our bill.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Would have gotten a perfect score except that the wait was a bit long once you place your order. The food however was super depending on what you order. The lamb chops on the appetizer menu were to die for. Had the pork shank with the Mofongo and there was nothing left on the plate. Simply delicious. The paella was a major disappointment though. Tasted ordinary and was very little rice.....actually very little of anything. Be careful with the Mojito as you will need a designated driver after the 3rd round. Definitely will return. Just have to pick carefully. Great atmosphere, clean and drinks were on point. Food need some working on with portions and wait time.

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DK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Entirely Gluten Free menu! Great food and service.

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JV
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Very disappointed with our experience. My wife ordered crab soup appetizer and salmon main entree. While she liked the salmon the crab soup was very thin on both vegetables and crab. I ordered lamb ribs appetizer, very good, and chicken entree. The chicken was overdone and tasteless and came with some type of potato dish that was uninspiring at best. The waiter was not very well informed when we asked him questions. Look for another restaurant.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We came to celebrate a birthday. One family member has celiac disease, which causes her to become violently ill if there is even the slightest bit of gluten around. This seemed to be the best option for a totally gluten-free restaurant in Baltimore. The meal was absolutely delicious, from the Yucca chip appetizer through the variety of dishes we enjoyed - mussels, lamb chops, salmon, Caesar salad, brussels sprouts, asparagus, Peruvian potatoes, shrimp, chicken, paella, and through the desserts. They also make a good caipirinha. The only problem was service. We were seated around 6:30 and didn't get out for over 3 hours. About 25 minutes after we ordered, the waitress came by to tell us that she had just put the order in. About 40 minutes after that (I wasn't timing this so I may be off - suffice it to say it felt like a long time), she explained to me that she was waiting till everything was cooked before serving us, at which point I asked her to bring whatever was ready because the kids were starving. The basement (where we were seated) was a pleasant space, a bit cool (bring a sweater), and not crowded. I can't imagine how long it would take if the restaurant were near capacity. While I recommend the food, I would suggest not coming here with little kids who might get antsy, and plan to spend a long time nursing your drink while you wait for your order to arrive.

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CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Everyone had delicious food, and we could not believe it was all gluten free. Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and even worked to arrange a birthday treat for our mom. The only downside was the food took longer than we would have wanted to come out.

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DB
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, funny, fast waiter. Amazing steak!!! Delicious! And gluten-free!!!!

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U
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As usual - it did not disappoint. Great food and friendly atmosphere.

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JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This is a dedicated gluten-free restaurant with a very creative menu. The food is delicious whether you are gluten free or not. Great happy hour prices; standard entrees are pricey so haven’t tried those yet. A great place to meet in Fells Point. Will definitely go again. The downfall was that the bartender was not very attentive at a not-so-busy time.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Immediately upon walking in I remember that this place was the old Mellies which I loved hands down. Having been to Puerto Rico recently for vacation I was expecting more flavorful dishes such as a variety of Mofongo or such. I had the Paella and it was under seasoned over cooked and underwhelming at best. Great waitress but the food was a let down and overpriced.

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PP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and great food!! The drag brunch is on point and can’t wait to go back 😍❤️👍👏!!

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S
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second or third time here -- we have a group with food sensitivities, so this is a great choice. Sophisticated menu, delicious food, great service. One complaint -- and thankfully this was toward the end of our meal -- there was a private party downstairs and the microphone was so loud it killed any remaining conversation and we hurried to leave. The manager should have been on top of that buzz kill.

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S
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Delicious, creative cuisine. A gem for gluten free dining.

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CE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

You allowed a reservation for 330 pm and closed the kitchen at 3pm. Had to find somewhere else to go. Don’t allow reservations for times they don’t serve food.

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J
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very mixed. Great reviews by critics and friends. Perhaps it was a bad night. While our server was as accommodating as humanly possible the food was not as good as expected. A huge piece of charred tuna was nearly impossible to cut because of the mass of connective tissues. That dinner was comped when left uneaten. Meat empanadas has a good taste but appeared past their prime. We will try again but that meal was not a great experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

While the food was absolutely delicious at points south Latin kitchen, the service left much to be desired. Waited 45 minutes for our raw appetizer to come out and was often found with an empty wine glass—I found myself ordering glasses of wine preemptively since they were taking so long to get another glass.

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DN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I found the food very good and tasty but short of excellent. Two of us had the steak which were correctly cooked. But it was a bit chewy. The steak and potatoes were on the greasy side. They need to drain the fried potatoes much more which made the entire plate greasy. Almost if they were spooned on the plate straight from a deep fryer.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Staff was attentive, but could have been more engaging and knowledgeable about the food and drink options. Food was prepared well and as expected. It's great to have restaurant with a solid gluten free menu, so thank you! overall it was a good experience.

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L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drinks were delicious! Beautiful restaurant. Awesome service. I appreciate the gluten free menu.

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AE
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

It was my first time eating at Point South. I was excited to eat there because my fiancee has celiac disease, so we usually have trouble finding a strict gluten-free menu. The food was great, but the service was slow due to the fact the drag brunch was going on below. In all fairness, they did call me ahead of time to let me know about the drag show and they did say it was going to be loud, but we didn't exactly know how loud. We could barely hear each other shouting over the music from downstairs. I would definitely go back there, but not on Sundays.

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LU
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We waited for 2 hours for our meal and they still hadn't brought the main course. It wasn't just us. The table next to us had the same issue. The restaurant said that they were short in the kitchen. We had only made our reservation late the same afternoon. They should not have accepted our reservation or at least told us when we arrived of the issue. There was no excuse for the poor service we received. Also, the bathroom was flooded. We had been previously and had enjoyed our food. But this experience has ensured that we will never be back.

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MW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Points South during restaurant week. We picked the restaurant based on the menu they had versus some of the other Latin cuisine restaurants. Each course was well presented and delicious. My husband and I both got different items off the fixed menu and everything was full of flavor and tender and juicy. For it being a busy night, we also had good, friendly service. The drinks were good and were described to us before we chose them. We will definitely go back.

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EL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was an adventure with some unique taste. My spouse mostly eats vegan and gluten free. They explained everything on the menu, had a variety that met her dietary needs. plus a couple of specials for restaurant week. The avocado salad was tasty with a vinaigrette twang and the Calamari was lightly battered and had the right crispness.Sorry I cannot name the spicy shrimp rice and seafood dish we had but it was not over seasoned and had a slight amount of kick to it. We ended the meal with ice cream and Mexican cheese cake that was just as tasty and just enough to put our stomach on full. Oh I forgot to mention the Yucca chips and salsa selection at the beginning of the meal. the avocado salsa was good but the chips made from the Yucca plant were the hit for me (taste like potato chips that were very thin crispy and seasoned)

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My friends and I visited during Restaurant Week, August 2018. We were unable to reach restaurant staff via phone for two days to inquire about special Restaurant Week menus - mailbox was “full”. Our server was both friendly and knowledgeable. However, the service was extremely slow. Two of us had to leave to get back to work without eating. We requested that our meals be packaged for carry out. If you’re leisurely enjoying the day with no time restraints, this is a great place to dine. The food was really good!

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